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Many Injured As Man Sets Kano Mosque On Fire During Prayers

An explosion shook a mosque in Gadan Village, Kano State, during the early morning prayer, leaving 24 individuals injured. The incident, suspected to be caused by petrol, occurred around 5:20 am.

The injured, comprising 20 adult males and four male children, were swiftly taken to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital for medical attention. The Kano State Police Command spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest of the principal suspect, 38-year-old Shafi’u Abubakar, who cited a family dispute over inheritance as his motive for the attack.

Abubakar confessed that the explosion resulted from a prolonged family disagreement, aiming to draw attention to his grievances. The police have assured the public of an ongoing detailed investigation into the incident, with the suspect currently in custody.

At least 24 worshippers, including four children, were injured in Kano’s remote Gadan village, after a man attacked the mosque where they were praying early Wednesday morning, resulting in an explosion. The suspect, a 38-year-old Shafi’u Abubakar, confessed that he attacked the mosque “purely in hostility following prolonged family disagreement.

Spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna confirming the report said it has arrested the principal suspect behind the incident, adding that no death has been recorded so far. Haruna added that preliminary forensic analysis suggests a gasoline explosion, but a full investigation was still ongoing.

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